US Promotes Multilateral System Of Internet Governance In Geneva24/05/2011 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Much of our best content is available only to IP Watch subscribers. We are a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now.Betty King, United States Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, has declared US support for a multilateral system of internet governance and an open internet.The statement comes at a time when the US government is coming under international scrutiny for its unilateral actions online to take down websites found infringing intellectual property rights and other crimes.King made the remarks at a 20 May event at the US mission. The press release and her remarks are available here.For Intellectual Property Watch articles on this issue, please see here.The programme of the mission event included:Program1400: Welcome Remarks• Ambassador Betty King, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva• Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google.1415 – 1530: Panel 1 – Internet Governance and the Open Internet• Moderator: Marilyn Cade, IGF USA• How the Internet Works from a Policymakers Perspective Patrik Falstrom, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, CISCO• The Case for Multistakeholder Governance Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director, Diplo Foundation• National ICT Strategy Development: A Developing Country Perspective Alice Wanjira-Munyua, Chair of the Organizing Committee, 2011 Nairobi Internet Governance ForumQuestion and Answer1530 – 1600: Coffee Break1600 – 1730: Panel II – The Link between Internet Innovation and Economic Competitiveness• Moderator: Douglas Griffiths, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Mission Geneva• The Economic Argument For An Open Internet Stefan Krawczyk, Sr. Director and Counsel Government Relations Europe, eBay• Snapshot of Networked Readiness In The World Jennifer Blanke, Lead Economist, Director and Head of the Center for Global Competitiveness and Performance, World Economic Forum• National ICT Policy and Regulation and Internet Sector Development. Speaker To Be DeterminedQuestion and Answer1730: Closing RemarksShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"US Promotes Multilateral System Of Internet Governance In Geneva" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.